“Talk Tuesday” is a virtual series of workshop conversations that provides a forum that amplifies the voices of marginalized and underrepresented communities around various topics centered of intersectionality and social justice.
The series plans to serve as a catalyst to:
- promote, celebrate, and increase cultural awareness at GSU,
- encourage cross-cultural dialogue & engagement and
- advance global/intercultural fluency and cultural competency.
Each workshop topic is uniquely designed and expertly facilitated to create a safe environment for authentic conversation, varying viewpoints and cultural exchange. Selected guest speakers help to shift personal paradigms and facilitate learning and understanding through their scholarship, service and storytelling. The topics and speakers presented do not represent the views of the Multicultural Center or Georgia State University, but are intended to reflect contemporary social concerns.
All are welcome to take part in these cultural conversations. For more information on Talk Tuesday, please contact William Britto
Upcoming Talk Tuesday
Our Shared History, Our Shared Future
Tuesday, June 15
12 – 1:15 p.m.
Since 2006, the month of June has been designated by presidential proclamation as an observance to honor the rich culture and heritage of Caribbean people. This month also serves as recognition of the vast contributions Caribbean-Americans have made throughout the United States and the world. To recognize this national heritage month, the Multicultural Center has adopted the theme “Our Shared History, Our Shared Future”, which was coined by the institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS). Using this theme, our moderator and panelists will discuss the influence and impact of Caribbean heritage and ancestry across the globe. Students will hear the perspectives of activist, thought leaders and cultural influencers as they weigh in on the topic.
Who are our panelists?
Janett I. Cordoves, ED.d, Director of Higher Education Partnerships, Interfaith Youth Core – Before joining IFYC, Janett worked in academia for over a decade, elevating the importance of engaging worldview identity and creating religious policies. Janett holds an EdD in Ethical Leadership, an MS in Higher Education, and a BA in Applied Mathematics. Her research interests include first-generation college students, #digitalfaith, leadership development, and online pedagogy.
George (Chip) Greenidge, Jr. , Founder & Director, Greatest MINDS – George (Chip) Greenidge, Jr. is the Founder and Director of the Greatest MINDS. He is currently completing his doctorate at Georgia State University in the Departments of Sociology and African American Studies with a concentration in Race and Urban Studies. He received his master’s degree in Human Development & Psychology from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Studies from Morehouse College. He is originally from the Boston & Cambridge, Massachusetts area.
Devin Barrington-Ward, Managing Director Black Futurist Group – Since the age of 16, Devin has been working to transform and empower Black and Brown communities and other marginalized groups to address current and future barriers to good health, justice, collective safety, and freedom. He got his start as a campaign staffer working on Stacey Abrams’ 2006 campaign for the Georgia State House of Representatives. Since then, his political experience has been shaped by serving in key positions to several elected officials and organizations including chief of staff, senior advisor, communications director, lobbyist, and special assistant.
Denise Byrom, Founder & CEO, US TOO Merchandise and Apparel – Denise has worked in higher education over 10 years in various student-facing roles. She holds a BS in Health and Wellness from SUNY Buffalo State College and a MS in Education Administration from Canisius College. For the past 5 years Denise has expanded her skills and owns a thriving e-commerce store; Us Too Merchandise and Apparel. The brand celebrates the music, culture and history of West Indians. #UsTooMerch
Upcoming Talk Tuesday Events
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